|Santa Marta Foliage-gleaner Automolus rufipectus
(aka Ruddy Foliage-gleaner Automolus rubiginosus rufipectus)
Most authorities still class the Santa Marta Foliage-gleaner as a sub-species of Ruddy Foliage-gleaner Automolus rubiginosus but several including the South American Classification Committee give it species status. See their comments here. They note that it might even be better placed in the genus Hylocryptus.
Santa Marta Foliage-gleaner is endemic to the Santa Marta mountains and is found in dense forest with
a preference for dark ravines at up to 2,450 metres according to Fjeldså & Krabbe. This bird was in secondary
scrub beside the road but close to a ravine.
It is dark brown above with a dark chestnut tail, rufous underparts with a paler almost pinkish throat.
Jeremy Minn's recording is of the bird in this photo.
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